British shorthair aesthetics
The British shorthair cat has a robust and bulky body. It has even been compared to the feline version of the iconic dog breed: the Bulldog. With pointy upright ears placed far apart. Its commonly distinctive bronze-brown eyes filled with expression. The somewhat lazy sofa-cat makes for a perfect companion in a family home.
Most commonly associated with the British Shorthair is its bulky shape and grey colour. This particular grey is known as blue in the feline community. It is important to understand that this colour is not the only accepted colour for this breed. The blue colour is more of a preferable fashion. In total, there are over 30 other accepted colours and patterns for this breed, all with equally lovable personalities.
British shorthair behaviour
The British short hair is a calm and easy-going breed that enjoys long walks to the food bowl and snuggles on the sofa. By nature, it is not needy and will not pester its owners for attention and belly strokes. Instead, it will do fine by itself for a long time, but will usually find snuggles to be receivable at any time of the day.
Typically, the breed enjoys sitting next to its owners, as opposed to sitting on top of them or being carried. If you were to pick up a British shorthair, it would wiggle its way out of your arms in a matter of seconds. But not aggressively. Therefore, the breed is counted as one of the more ideal breeds to keep in a house alongside children and other pets.
British Shorthair maintenance
The British shorthair maintenance requirements are not excessive at all. The ears need some occasional inside cleaning. Teeth need occasional brushing, and the claws need occasional clipping. The fur does not require a lot of attention.
However, brushing the otherwise lazy cat might help stimulate blood circulation. So a couple of times a week with a soft rubber brush is recommended.
British shorthair kittens
British shorthair health and lifespan
The British Shorthair is the world’s third most popular domestic cat. Which makes it easy to find a breeder. The breed has been a popular choice since the 1870s.
For decades, serious breeders have put a lot of effort into breeding healthy cats. And with much success. With that said, paying a little more for your British Shorthair will probably be better than buying the cheapest option. Serious breeders tend to have the best intentions for the cat. A healthy British Shorthair can live between 12 and 20 years.
British shorthair price
The price for a British shorthair varies between $900-2500 USD. Cats made for breeding and competitions can reach prices up to $3000 USD.